Therapeutic RehabilitationWahida's curiosity of the body lead her back to her medical roots to explore various treatment modalities including Visceral Manipulation (VM) and Primal Reflex Release Technique (PRRT)
Wahida’s Therapeutic Work
Wahida has been an occupational therapist since 1988. She worked at UC Davis Medical Center until 2003 when she began to pursue a career in combining her medical knowledge with the movement arts of Pilates, GYROTONIC® Method, Franklin Method®, and Yoga. Her curiosity of the body lead her back to her medical roots to explore various treatment modalities including Visceral Manipulation (VM) and Primal Reflex Release Technique (PRRT). She has studied with the Barral Institute for the last four years for visceral manipulation. In 2012 and 2013 Wahida studied with physical therapist John Iams on his innovative technique, PRRT. She is an advanced practitioner in Primal Reflex Release Technique. Wahida is currently enrolled at the British Columbia School of Osteopathic Manual Practice in Vancouver BC.
What is Visceral Manipulation?
Visceral manipulation involves working with the organs to optimize movement of the organs, allowing for flexibility, decreased pain, better health and improved function. The viscera or the organs in our bodies move in response to voluntary movement such as walking, running or exercising. They also respond to involuntary movement of the diaphragm, heart rhythm or peristaltic movement. This is calledMobility of the organs. The organs have attachments to other muscles and organs that produce this movement. Motility, on the other hand, is the inherent movement of each of the organs. In healthy organs the movement within the organ and surrounding tissues is normal and health is the result. Organs that lack health, either because they are not intrinsically moving properly or the tissues around them have been compromised, may need assistance using the VM techniques to restore the balance. The VM practitioner will determine if the mobility or the motility of an organ is at stake and will use gentle guided motion to make changes in the tissues to facilitate better flexibility, decrease pain and create general health.
What is Primal Reflex Release Technique PRRT?
Primal Reflex Release Technique helps reduce chronic pain, decrease tension, and improves function within the first session. PRRT is a treatment approach developed by John Iams, Physical Therapist. This is a manual-therapy approach for evaluating and relieving musculoskeletal pain, based on the premise that over-stimulation of primal reflexes creates pain and causes painful patterns to persist long after the triggering event has passed. By reactivating muscles in a way that “reboots” the nervous system, chronically painful areas are often quickly relieved.